Pure Picks: Kate Wallace

The creative director of Derek Lam 10 Crosby favors refined style and artful contrast. As the brand celebrates a new shop opened in East Hampton (20 Newtown Lane), Wallace shares her fall favorites.
“It really all comes down to craftsmanship and thoughtfully designed items with special attention to detail,” says Kate Wallace. “It’s what I look for in everything, and a major principle when it comes to Derek Lam 10 Crosby.” Photo courtesy of Derek Lam
“This 100 percent cotton dress is a subtle statement-maker with a floral print that mixes larger and smaller vines on an A-line silhouette.” Junia ruched sleeveless midi dress in navy multi, $695, dereklam.com
“It’s a stunning, refined statement earring—artful and delicate. I love how the pearls nest in the twist. They’re designed in London, and will pair beautifully with all three of my favorite outfits from the collection.” Pearl and gold vermeil earrings, $505, us.completedworks.com
“I love meeting friends for a cocktail at the Crosby Bar at the Crosby Street Hotel in Soho. Its St. Crosby cocktail is a favorite—Champagne with a splash of St-Germain.” 79 Crosby St., New York, firmdalehotels.com
“The wrap detail on the bodice of our Maizie dress is quintessential Derek Lam with a twist.” Maize mock neck sleeveless pleated dress in chocolate, $550, dereklam.com
“I always look to culture for inspiration, and fall 2023 was heavily inspired by the Arts and Crafts movement at the beginning of the 20th century. This book was a great way to home in on that era’s dedication to craft. We applied those principles to the collection’s colors and prints. Plus, the book is a beautiful object in itself.” The Impossible Collection of Design, $1,050, assouline.com
“Our softly draped suit in this amazingly versatile mauve is such a great snapshot of our tailoring. The double-breasted blazer has peak lapels and matching buttons, while the trousers are finished with front pleats that go right into the crease—a super-clean detail.” Sandra double-breasted slit blazer ($550) and Calypso pleated slit trouser in dusty mauve ($395), dereklam.com